28 June-Connaught Rangers Mutiny

The Connaught Rangers was an Irish regiment of the British Army. It had its home depot at Renmore Barracks in Galway City. From 1801 to its disbandment in 1922 the regiment fought in engagements in places such as Egypt, India, South America, The Crimea, South Africa and in several locations during World War 1. The regiment also played an active role in the suppression of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. The Connaught Rangers had the nickname: The Devil’s Own and the Motto: Quis Separabit.

In 1920 the Connaught Rangers were stationed in India. Some members based in the Punjab decided to protest at the effects of martial law then being enforced in Ireland. The protests spread to other areas where companies of the Connaught Rangers were based. The mutiny lasted for four days before being put down by other British troops. Two Connaught Rangers died during the mutiny. The leader of the revolt, Private James Daly was executed by firing squad.

The Connaught Rangers mutinied in India in the year 1920 On This Day.

Renmore Barracks, Galway City – once home to the Connaught Rangers

 

 

 

 

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